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Dinner before the opera (Bastille) - where's good?

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Dinner before the opera (Bastille) - where's good?

biondanonima | Mar 23, 2012 02:28 AM

My parents and I will be landing in Paris on a Friday afternoon, staying between the Louvre and the Garnier. We have tickets to see something at the Bastille, though, which starts at 7:30, so I thought we'd head that direction after dropping our stuff at the hotel, have a meal and then go to the show. So, what's good near the Bastille? A classic bistro would be perfect; no need of a pre-theatre prix fixe or other special as long as we are sure to be out in time for the show. My mother eats no seafood, but otherwise we're not dietarily restricted. Oysters would be a plus as long as there are plenty of non-seafood choices. I've seen recommendations here for Bofinger - the menu looks good, what say you Hounds? Another alternative would be to eat closer to the hotel (Chez Denise and La Regalade St. Honore aren't far) but I was planning to go to one if not both of those on other days when we'll be doing things near the hotel (the Louvre, etc.). Any other interesting options convenient to the Metro line between the Louvre and Bastille? Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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